Police Release Name Of Victim After He Was Struck By Vehicle

ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS – On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at approximately 3:18 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on East Airline Dr., near Hill Dr, East Alton, Illinois.

Rosewood Heights Fire Department as well as Alton Memorial Ambulance also responded to the scene. Upon arrival, emergency crews determined that the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries as a result of being struck by the vehicle.

The decedent was identified as Robert W. Stevens Male, 78 years of age 900 block of East Airline Dr. East Alton, Illinois.

The initial investigation indicates the decedent was attempting to cross Airline Dr. in the area of his residence when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on a curved section of Airline Dr. The Madison County Coroner’s Office reports that the preliminary cause of death is blunt head and chest trauma pending toxicological testing.

The incident is still under investigation. 

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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